Northwest Logic’s PCI Express 3.0 solution certified at the first official PCI Express 3.0 Compliance Workshop!
Northwest Logic’s PCI Express 3.0 solution, including the Expresso 3.0 Core (PCIe 3.0 core) and Expresso DMA Core, in combination with the Xilinx Kintex-7 Board (KC705) passed all Gold and Interoperability tests at the April 2013 PCI-SIG Compliance Workshop resulting in its certification. This testing was done with 8 lanes running at 8 Gbit/s. See PCI-SIG Integrators List on www.pcisig.com.
This further confirms that Northwest Logic’s PCI Express 3.0 solution provides a robust and proven platform for developing PCI Express 3.0/2.1/1.1 based products. This solution is available for both ASIC and FPGA platforms.
DDR4 and LPDDR3 Support Released
Northwest Logic has expanded its comprehensive Memory Interface Solution to include DDR4 and LPDDR3 support. As a consequence, Northwest Logic is now delivering multi-mode controllers which include DDR4/3 and LPDDR3 support. These controllers are specifically designed to maximize bus efficiency and ease of use while minimizing latency and size.
MIPI FPGA Solution Using Meticom ICs
Low cost MIPI cameras and displays are now being widely used in cell phones and other products. As a result, there is a growing interest in supporting MIPI using FPGAs. Currently available FPGAs do not typically support MIPI natively. Northwest Logic’s family of CSI-2 and DSI Controller Cores now support a broad range of FPGA platforms using the Meticom FPGA Bridge ICs. Complete demonstration systems will be available in June.
DMA Core in Xilinx Artix-7 Evaluation Kit
The Xilinx Artix™-7 FPGA AC701 Evaluation Kit includes a full license to Northwest Logic’s AXI DMA Back-End Core as part of the connectivity reference design. This kit, fully available now, features the Artix-7 which supports low-power, cost-sensitive applications, includes a board, design tools, IP, and the pre-verified connectivity reference design. For more info go to: www.xilinx.com/products/boards-and-kits.html